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New Xbox 360 Hard Drive Is Smaller and Hidden – All The Details

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I have just come from a personal unboxing of the new Xbox 360 and there were a few things about it that came as quite a surprise.

With a Hard Drive nowhere to be seen, we had no idea if the new Xbox 360 even had a removable HDD and if so, where it actually was. All was soon revealed to me, as I asked some questions and got the answers I needed.

The hard drive can now be accessed through the base of the Xbox 360 (whilst standing up tall). There is now a hidden little section at the bottom of the Xbox 360 that can be opened, and then the hard drive itself can be slid out from inside the system itself.

The new hard drive is very small, more than half the size of the current 360 HDD and completely different in appearance.

You will be able to move your content across to the new Xbox 360 by either using the transfer kit, which will now become available in retail outlets, or you can also make use of a USB drive to move everything necessary over. For those who are capable, DLC and XBLA games can be redownloaded over Xbox Live.

Check back for more information soon.

Last Updated: June 15, 2010


  1. is this like a 2.5” hdd like the ps3 uses or different?


  2. Bobby Kotick is not impressed

    June 15, 2010 at 15:00

    I hate to do this, but it really looks pretty shitty! Who designed this thing and more importantly :blink: what’s with the weird angular front? I’m not impressed MS!


  3. Bobby Kotick sips on some tea

    June 16, 2010 at 12:33

    It seems the xbox 360 slim will also scratch your game disks, but to Microsoft’s defence, who in their right mind picks up a running xbox 360 (slim or otherwise), tilts it, and expects it not to mangle a spinning game disk? :blink:



  4. Worm

    June 17, 2010 at 10:11

    Don’t really see the problem here, it’s not a handheld…


  5. Adam

    June 20, 2010 at 00:35

    Can someone please tell me if this new HDD can be disassembled? I have my reasons ๐Ÿ˜‰


  6. brandon

    August 19, 2010 at 03:37

    i want to buy the package that comes with kinect and the new 360.but it only comes with 4gb hard drive instead of 250. what could i do?


  7. tony

    September 3, 2010 at 17:09

    i have just bought a 4gig xbox 360 pal i installed forza 3 and to instal the content disk it used up 1.9 gig of space which after the updates and stuff has left me 1.2 gig of space left on drive wish id bought the bigger hd edition im trying now to buy a bigger hard drive


  8. Aussious

    September 3, 2010 at 17:52

    Even if it was a hot blonde with 30 double Ds you still wouldn’t be impressed because its from MS.I think like the original 360 its a timelessly designed piece of hardware looks very ‘Alienware-like’ PC gamers will love it! :alien:


  9. mark

    September 23, 2010 at 22:26

    rite i had same problem as u, when i brought it and found out could not buy new hard drive i was pissed, but its ok jus go to this like and tells u alot more than u thought…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns.


  10. drew

    September 30, 2010 at 11:42

    I just wanted to no if the new hard drive in the slim line Xbox360 is a Solid state drive due to the size


  11. Fox1

    September 30, 2010 at 11:58

    Apparently all the non-scratching disk techniques have being patented.


  12. Jamissious

    September 30, 2010 at 12:43

    PC Gamers no longer matter, in fact, they haven’t mattered since 2003.


  13. James of the Jungle

    September 30, 2010 at 12:59

    It was rumoured to be, but M$ has been mum on whether or not the new Xbox 360 S drives are in fact SSDs. I would assume for the price and the size, that they are, but with M$, you never really know.

    Fox1 will probably know.


  14. James of the Jungle

    September 30, 2010 at 13:11

    By the way, does anyone know if the new S-boxes are covered under the 3 year warranty for general hardware failure? I couldn’t find anything about it on the xbox website.


  15. Kc

    December 7, 2010 at 03:37

    Can you put the original hdd on the new kinect ready xbox? if so how?


  16. Gavin Mannion

    December 7, 2010 at 05:31



  17. Geoffrey Tim

    December 7, 2010 at 08:30

    You can, but it involves removing the hdd from its original caddy, and jiggering it up to the new 360 S. It works, but it can be unstable unless you engineer some ghetto support.

    Details here ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KeFPNcgx5g

    Any modifications you do are at your own risk.


  18. hater killa

    December 8, 2010 at 21:05

    lets see no one cares about one assholes opinion so dnt put the xbox down cause five bucks says u got one in ur living room


  19. Theonetruerace

    January 10, 2011 at 00:37

    iv got to ask r they solid sate ?


    • Gavin Mannion

      January 10, 2011 at 08:50

      No as far as I know they are standard drives just smaller than before.

      I still don’t know why Solid State drives are taking so long to become dominant… they may cost more but they are also so much faster and more awesome ๐Ÿ™‚


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